Page menu

Jobs Fair seeks to keep skilled workers in region

5 September 2017

WDRC Mayor Paul McVeigh, DCCI Vice President Jim Charlton and Aust-Mech Owner Tony Gilbert invite those seeking local employment and employers with current vacancies to register to attend this Thursday's Dalby Jobs and Training Fair at the Dalby Showgrounds Pavilion.

WDRC Mayor Paul McVeigh, DCCI Vice President Jim Charlton and Aust-Mech Owner Tony Gilbert invite those seeking local employment and employers with current vacancies to register to attend this Thursday’s Dalby Jobs and Training Fair at the Dalby Showgrounds Pavilion.

The Dalby business community has swung into action to ensure the town keeps its skilled local workforce by hosting this week’s Dalby Jobs and Training Fair, designed to connect skilled workers with eager employers.

  • Western Downs Regional Council, the Dalby Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Department of State Development have joined forces to host the Dalby Jobs and Training Fair, this Thursday 7 September;
  • With its economy continuing to grow and major projects set to commence, the Western Downs needs every skilled worker available;
  • Local businesses are hiring now, with over 200 job vacancies for immediate start already listed;
  • The Dalby Jobs and Training Fair will connect skilled workers with local businesses eager to fill their current vacancies; and
  • Skilled workers and employers with current vacancies are invited to register for this free event by contacting the Dalby Chamber of Commerce.

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Paul McVeigh said that quality staff were always highly sought after in the Western Downs, and now more than ever the region could not afford to lose skilled workers.

“Our local employers are looking to hire people right now, plus we have a lot of major projects that will demand a significant workforce over the next two years,” he said.

“With our economy growing from strength to strength we need every skilled worker available.”

Dalby Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President Jim Charlton said the Dalby Jobs and Training Fair came about from the overwhelming response from businesses keen to be connected with skilled workers seeking employment.

“So far at least 20 local employers and agencies have expressed their interest and support to those looking for employment in Dalby and surrounds, and we are expecting further registrations from employers with vacancies to come in,” he said.

“We already have a huge range of jobs listed — everything from clerical staff to plant operators, mechanics and cooks.”

The Dalby Jobs and Training Fair will commence 9am until 1pm this Thursday at the Dalby Showgrounds Pavilion.

Skilled workers and employers with current vacancies are invited to register for this free event by following this link or contacting the Dalby Chamber of Commerce on 4662 4050.

— Ends —

Media Contact:

Cr Paul McVeigh | Mayor, Western Downs Regional Council | 0408 700 392

Jim Charlton | Vice President, Dalby Chamber of Commerce and Industry | 0427 624 922